Do you want to LEARN more about varicose veins, thread veins and the complications of varicose veins such as phlebitis, varicose eczema and leg ulcers? Do you want to know about the treatment options available for these conditions?
I will give a talk about Vein Conditions on FB live on Saturday 17th October at 10.00am British Summer Time. The topics I will cover include
- Leg Varicose Veins and Spider Veins
- Broken Veins affecting the face
- The Medical Complications of Varicose Veins
- Modern Treatment Options such as Endovenous Laser Treatment and Sclerotherapy
- Treatment under local anaesthetic without surgery on a “walk in, walk out basis”
- What to expect
- The recovery afterwards
- The costs
VARICOSE VEINS – AN IMPORTANT HEALTH ISSUE
Varicose veins are not just cosmetic and of no health importance. They usually get worse and if you have varicose veins for long enough, it is likely you will suffer one or more significant complications.
Firstly, PHLEBITIS is a condition characterised by inflammation and clotting within the varicose veins. The area becomes hot, red and painful. The clot within the vein can spread very quickly into the deep veins causing a deep vein thrombosis. Everyone with suspected phlebitis should have duplex ultrasound scan of the veins.
Secondly, VARICOSE ECZEMA is a condition of the skin that signifies that the skin is damaged and deprived of nutrients and oxygen. It typically occurs on the lower leg and varicose eczema is vulnerable to ulceration.
Thirdly, BLEEDING. This is not very common, but big varicose veins on the lower leg are vulnerable and they are under very high pressure, so if they are injured, bleeding can be very serious.
Fourthly, varicose veins are a risk factor for DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS (DVT). Severe varicose veins increase the risk of developing a deep vein thrombosis in certain situations such as a long-haul flight or admission to hospital.
Lastly, varicose veins are a major cause of LEG ULCERS; 80% leg ulcers are caused by vein problems and early varicose vein treatment can prevent ulcers and speed up healing if you already have one.
This FB LIVE EVENT IS A MARVELLOUS OPPORTUNITY TO MEET ME IN PERSON. YOU CAN ASK QUESTIONS AND POST COMMENTS ONLINE ON FACEBOOK AND I WILL ANSWER YOU
WHEN – Saturday 17th October at 10.00am GMT+1
WHERE – ON FACE BOOK https://www.facebook.com/theveincarecentre